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From News Discussion / Protestors Camp Out in Newspaper Office and No One Notices
Posted 5 Oct 11 23:03
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getintheregirl! 5 from me.

 
From News Discussion / Occupy Wall Street, still not happening...honest, no it really isnt, trust me, I'm a journalist.
Posted 5 Oct 11 13:27
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Re: 'JP Morgan donates...'

I smell fear!

 
From General Discussion / My Forgetfulness, and lack of concentration....
Posted 5 Oct 11 11:07
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Re: True Tales of Woe - I've been reading them a few at a time. I've just finished reading part 16. All brilliant Inchcock.

 
From General Discussion / My Forgetfulness, and lack of concentration....
Posted 4 Oct 11 21:36
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During the l980's and 90's my brother and I would often spend nights out with our dad 'over the dogs' (Walthamstow Stadium). He'd take a flask of tea with him rather than pay for 'the cat's piss' there! (Handy because he'd drive us all there and back which meant me and my brother could sink a few pints of beer.) Dad would be wearing his slippers. Old comfy slippers. We'd sit around the same table by the window(cheap side). It gave us a good view of the racing and was convenient during the winter as there was a radiator by it. Yes, dad would make himself nice and comfortable there for the evening's racing drinking his tea and sitting there by the radiator in his old slippers.

The car would usually be parked about two hundred yards from the track's entrance. Some winter evenings we'd be making our way from the car to the greyhound stadium when there'd be snow and slush covering the pavements. He'd still be wearing his old slippers. Happy days!

 
From News Discussion / Occupy Wall Street, still not happening...honest, no it really isnt, trust me, I'm a journalist.
Posted 4 Oct 11 10:20
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Ulterior motives? Manipulation? Who's pulling the strings, and why? 'They' aren't stupid. It's great to see the awakening spirit though.

 
From News Discussion / Occupy Wall Street, still not happening...honest, no it really isnt, trust me, I'm a journalist.
Posted 3 Oct 11 10:36
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They may think 'they own you, me'. Effectively that becomes a reality when any of us start saying 'they own you, me' because then it isn't them who are enslaving us - it is the attitude we're applying which is enslaving ourselves - to 'them'!

Nobody owns YOU but YOU. Nobody owns ME, but ME! Some of 'them' do not like that idea - Let battle commence!!!

 
From General Discussion / David Croft RIP
Posted 28 Sep 11 13:24
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I must also mention 'You Rang M'Lord'. It wasn't as popular with the public as the others, but for me it was brilliantly funny. My mum (sadly now gone) would be in tears of laughter especially at the character 'Mable' ('That'll be nice';'Oooh, I can't remember the last time I had...' bread and dripping or whatever). The final series isn't free on the internet yet, but the others are. Take a butchers when you have some time to spare. Thank you Mr Croft. RIP.

 
From General Discussion / Fishing - Is It Any Good Or What?
Posted 22 Sep 11 10:18
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Using a hoover instead of a rod when fishing. It would also help towards keeping the rivers clean.

 
From News Discussion / Starting Traps For The 2012 Olympic Games!
Posted 18 Sep 11 15:54
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Thanks Ellie. Hope you're feeling better.

 
From General Discussion / Fishing - Is It Any Good Or What?
Posted 18 Sep 11 15:23
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True this. As a kid I was on holiday with my parents and brother (somewhere in Cornwall). Lots of rain. Dad drove us all to some seaside harbour wall and we dangled our lines over it (still sitting in the dry car). Suddenly I felt my line tighten. "I've caught one!" I cried out. I had a bit of a fight to reel it in, and when the line came over the top of the wall and into the car there was a piece of salmon stuck on the hook instead of the maggot dad had put on it. It was raining so heavily that none of us got out of the car to look over the wall. That's the only salmon I've ever caught - someone below the other side of the wall must have seen my line dangling down and replaced the maggot with a bit of salmon from his sandwiches. Dad just started up the car and drove off.

 
From General Discussion / ARSE!
Posted 12 Sep 11 17:04
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Ellie. If you feel any problems from 'whiplash' following that car accident get it looked at. Same thing happened to me and has caused me recurrent pain for thirty years! Seriously.

 
From General Discussion / The anniversary
Posted 11 Sep 11 14:50
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Important questions require satisfactory answers. Ignoring those questions is not satisfactory. Insects hide under rocks.

 
From General Discussion / Tonight's GOP Debate
Posted 7 Sep 11 21:21
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I'm not that up with American politics but I do listen to the Alex Jones Infowars radio show from Austin on the internet. He certainly doesn't seem to like Rick Perry! Have you ever heard his show? He doesn't pull any punches.

 
From General Discussion / SO?
Posted 28 Aug 11 14:20
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Hi Lynton. Welcome back. I don't know what sort of tube you have to have taken out (I notice a shard of glass in the eye is mentioned in the heavy type below).

I had to have a tube inserted into the tear duct of my right eye three years ago, not from glass damage but another injury. Put in under local anaesthetic - taken out six months later with none. If you have the same sort of thing don't worry about it. Just feels like a quick pinch when it's pulled out. (My surgeon then decided to prod around the tear duct to check the healing. That hurt more than when he'd pulled the thing out.)

Whatever it is in your case just let 'em get on with it - they know what they're doing mate.

 
From General Discussion / Liberia, The Riots, And Shooting At Kids
Posted 15 Aug 11 14:55
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Terrific article in The Mail today (scroll down to TONY SEWELL 'Don't howl Starkey down').

(I've done it again - submitted twice. Anyone know what I need to do to remove the repeat when it happens?)

 
From General Discussion / Liberia, The Riots, And Shooting At Kids
Posted 15 Aug 11 14:49
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Terrific article in The Mail today (scroll down to TONY SEWELL 'Don't howl Starkey down').

 
From Magazine Discussion / Riots: An Analysis
Posted 13 Aug 11 17:13
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It's been an interesting afternoon, with the right kind of punches flying! Perhaps we'll do it again sometime - but not too often methinks because you know how to land them too well for my liking mate - not as quick on me feet as I once was!

By the way, I was born in Hackney. I don't get back there much these days but I do spend time in Vauxhall/kennigton quite often.

Anyway, looks like we've shaken hands. Best wishes.

 
From Magazine Discussion / Riots: An Analysis
Posted 13 Aug 11 16:35
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The police DID hold back. That was not the choice of the police on the streets. From what I could see they were rather strong chaps who would have stood a good chance of wrestling a spindly youth (or child) to the ground. They were obeying orders. From how high did those orders come? Perhaps our wonderful journalists will tell us in the newspapers!

We now move from our police standing back to the very real possibility that the next time (not necessarily against looting rioters) baton rounds may well be used. That's a big step and one I don't think quite so many people would have been so ready to give their consent to a week ago. I feel that we the public are being conditioned to accept, and even to demand it. I hope I'm wrong, but it's what I'm feeling, not from my arse but from my heart. But I hope my words do belong at the first mentioned, I honestly do.

Kids are not angels. A firm hand has clearly been lacking with some of the children we see today in this country. I would have preferred to see our police issued with some rubber trainers before rubber bullets.

It is good that we are still able to hold our different opinions in Britain, and to speak them openly. A day may come when that right will have to be fought for. I would be there for you, I trust you would be there for me, sir.

 
From Magazine Discussion / Riots: An Analysis
Posted 13 Aug 11 14:36
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No, it isn't sympathy for the rioters I have. What they did was wrong full stop. But the riots did not occur in one place. That took planning, and manipulation.

Certainly I agree that the police should have been more aggressive from the start. Apparently they were ordered by Scotland Yard not to move in on the looters. I wonder why?

When society gives it's police consent to fire baton rounds on children then it is a very sick society indeed.

Wise words from Erskin as usual.

(Sorry, seem to have submitted twice).

 
From Magazine Discussion / Riots: An Analysis
Posted 13 Aug 11 14:06
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No, it isn't sympathy for the rioters I have. What they did was wrong full stop. But the riots did not occur in one place. That took planning, and manipulation.

Certainly I agree that the police should have been more aggressive from the start. Apparently they were ordered by Scotland Yard not to move in on the looters. I wonder why?

When society gives it's police consent to fire baton rounds on children then it is a very sick society indeed.

Wise words from Erskin as usual.

 
From Magazine Discussion / Riots: An Analysis
Posted 13 Aug 11 13:15
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The point I was highlighting was not what motivated the MAJORITY to behave as they did - they may well have been of the description you use (though in that case they would also be very easy to manipulate). The outcome of last weeks events has already been a general consent from the public for our police to use rubber bullets in future. Against who might that be?
Are you really ready to give your consent for our police to fire rubber bullets against a crowd of people including children. All I'm saying is that we all need to think very carefully about what we're consenting to, and should be aware that the mainstream media is unfortunately not necessarily the best place to look for the answers to what are clearly very serious problems in our society.

 
From Magazine Discussion / Riots: An Analysis
Posted 13 Aug 11 12:58
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'Amongst those arrested a law student...a ballerina, etc'

Yes, but why did the reporters who were sent to those courts pick out what were very probably exceptions to the rule? One is inclined to believe their editors had sent them there with that mission. The editors then deliberately focus on those exceptions for their next editions.

Focusing on the exceptions do not help us to understand why the majority of the rioters behaved as they did - though perhaps it does tell us a little about the nature of the mainstream media, and of what it is being used for.

We live at a time when it is not wise to be walking with eyes closed. When someone is woken up by having a bucket of icy water thrown over their head it is not a pleasant experience - but becomes necessary when gentle nudges have repeatedly brought no response.

 
From Magazine Discussion / Riots: An Analysis
Posted 13 Aug 11 12:49
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'Amongst those arrested a law student, a ballerina, etc'

Yes, but why did the reporters who were sent to those courts pick out what were very probably exceptions to the rule? One is inclined to believe their editors had sent them there with that mission. The editors then deliberately focus on those exceptions for their next editions.

Focusing on the exceptions do not help us to understand why the majority of the rioters behaved as they did - though perhaps it does tell us a little about the nature of the mainstream media, and of what it is being used for.

We live at a time when it is not wise to be walking with eyes closed. When someone is woken up by having a bucket of icy water thrown over their head it is not a pleasant experience - but becomes necessary when gentle nudges have repeatedly brought no response.

 
From General Discussion / Serious Help Required.............
Posted 8 Aug 11 17:46
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I was stung by a bee once. Little bastard!
I prefer No.2 - it looks a bit further away!!!

 
From General Discussion / Obligatory Utterance
Posted 1 Aug 11 22:51
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Stop messing about.

 
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